SANDY, UT--(Marketwire - August 19, 2009) - Opengear (, a leading provider of next-generation console server and KVM over IP solutions, today announced that the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Campus Information Technology and Educational Services (CITES), is using the Opengear CM4148 to manage all of the equipment in its data center.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was founded in 1867 and was one of the original 37 public land-grant institutions created after President Lincoln signed the Morrill Act in 1862. It has over 41,000 students, 16 Colleges and instructional units and one of the largest public library collections in the world. The campus network has 70,000 computer connections in over 130 buildings and 76% of the classrooms offer wireless connections. As the campus network grew, so did the data center and the number of servers that required an out-of-band management solution. The prerequisite for the console server was that it had to be economical, reliable, secure and provide high-density serial connectivity in 1U.

"The University of Illinois was an early adopter of the CM4148 and has benefited from a high-density console server at a low cost per port, with the benefits of a broad feature set and a flexible open source platform," said Todd Rychecky, vice president of sales at Opengear. "Universities expect maximum up-time and reliability when they are implementing an out-of-band access solution for their students and faculty, Opengear understands this and aims to advance the console server market to provide the best in reliability for mission critical applications."

About the CM4148

The Opengear CM4000 is the most efficient console server at the lowest cost available today. In one secure package, Opengear offers out of band management solution for serial console ports, servers, virtual servers, service processors, UPS & PDUs, environmental monitoring and more. The CM4000 family of advanced console servers enables system administrators to securely access and control their data centers and networks from anywhere in the world.

About Opengear

Opengear ( designs and manufactures next-generation console server and kVM over IP solutions for secure remote access and control of network devices such as routers, switches, servers, firewalls, uninterruptible power supplies, power distribution units and environmental monitoring devices in distributed networks. Opengear's open source platform gives network managers and system integrators the most flexible, extensible, console server solution on the market today for serial console ports, service processors, power solutions and environmental monitoring.

Contact Information: Contact: Bret Clement Opengear PR 303.462.3057